The façade is largely transparent, which makes for strong sight lines and relations between the inner and outer world. Vertical slat strips can be opened for natural ventilation.
The down-to-earth, modern building contrasts strikingly and interestingly with the surrounding historic existing buildings. This also renders it illustrative for the way cepezed approaches the combination of new and historic construction.
The entire building also functions as one large fire compartment. As a result, little material was required for fire-resistant measures; only the stairwell has a fire-resistant partition.
All climate control works on air. On each floor, air conditioners also used for heating are integrated into the ceiling. In addition, the building is equipped with a heat exchanger, while roller blinds provide sun and light protection.
Construction took place over an extremely short period of around half a year. With the positioning of the elevator shaft, the building even topped out an hour after the works started. In fact, the complete structure of steel skeleton and wooden floors was put together in just three weeks. This was possible, among other things, because of an integrated process with thoughtful preparation and close, integrated cooperation between the various cepezed disciplines; from the project developers to the architecture and interior designers and of course the implementation coordinators.
With short communication lines, all specialists are housed under one roof, which has not only improved the efficiency of the process, but also the level of coordination and thus the quality. cepezedprojects developed, cepezed and cepezed interior designed and cepezedbouwteam coordinated the construction.
There was a close collaboration between the designers and the construction coordinator throughout the complete process, with key figures from the design process also being part of the implementation team.
The co-operation with the external partners is also worth mentioning. cepezed often collaborates with several of these on other projects, so as a result, all parties were already well attuned to each other.
The realisation was tendered out to various parties for the steel construction, floors, facades, MEP/HAVAC and the fit-up package. This pragmatic approach meant the implementing parties only had to concentrate on their own expertise. In terms of time, use of materials and financially, this has resulted in a high degree of efficiency.